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Shape of the demand curve part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
A classroom auction reveals reservation prices and a demand curve for an introductory economics course.

Total Revenue and Price Elasticity of Demand: ILD part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
This ILD helps students to understand the relationship between total revenue and price elasticity of demand.

Price elasticity of demand survey part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
Students survey class members to estimate the price elasticity of demand for a number of goods and services.

Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
An ILD to help demonstrate the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns using an experiment.

Using Student Data from Your Own College or University to Identify the Best Predictors of Student Success in College part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that explores whether high school GPA or standardized test scores are better predictors of the cumulative GPAs of college graduates at her own university. The data are easily obtainable from the Office of Institutional Research. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

Economics Senior Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Research on Economics of Population part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Research paper on the economics of population using international census data.

Taking-Risks While Driving: Are there Sex Differences part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students carry out a naturalistic observation study in order to test the hypothesis that there are sex differences in risk-taking. Students collect and analyze data and prepare APA style research report.

Family Economy of 19th-Century Industrial Workers part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
This activity teaches students how to formulate research questions and perform empirical analysis. Students analyse family budgets from late 19th-century industrial workers.

Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective economics course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.